A kid-friendly bathroom focuses on safety and ease of use for young children. For your bathroom renovation project, home remodeling experts recommend prioritizing the following elements to ensure your bathroom turns out child-friendly.
For your bathroom floor tiles, the safest options would be ceramic, terra cotta and vinyl. These materials are easy to clean and slip-resistant, so they’re safe for kids. You may also want to invest in radiant flooring to keep your child’s feet warm, especially in winter.
Young children usually have a lower tolerance for warmer temperatures, so make sure your water heater setting is properly calibrated. Generally, 120 degrees is recommended for kids to avoid getting third-degree burns from hot water. You should also consider installing anti-scald devices to keep them safe from hot water temperatures. Let your home remodeling contractor know if you’re interested in adding this feature to your bathroom.
Secure Fittings and Fixtures
Kids may become unruly or excited during bath time. They may attempt to stand up on countertops, move a lot in the bathtub or tinker with various features. You can use metal anchors, screws or bolts to keep bathroom fittings and fixtures secure. These ensure they will stay in place and prevent them from moving, shaking or breaking when children touch these objects.
If you don’t want to worry about stains and scratches, don’t choose granite for your countertops. Quartz is a good alternative since it has excellent scratch and stain resistance and it mimics the sophisticated look of granite.
Make sure your children’s bath toys, towels and other necessities have proper storage. This will also encourage them to be responsible for putting their stuff back in the right place.
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